Spot Coffee is temporarily closing five of its Buffalo-area cafés as a safety precaution as Covid-19 cases rise and much of Erie County is placed under the state's "orange zone" restrictions.
The company on Thursday afternoon announced on social media that the five stores would close effective Friday but did not say how long the closures would last.
The affected locations are: Delaware Avenue at West Chippewa Street, Elmwood Avenue and Hertel Avenue, all in Buffalo; Main Street in Williamsville and Transit Road in Clarence.
"We thank you for your support in ensuring the health and safety of our staff and guests," the company wrote while acknowledging "these actions are unprecedented."
With much of Erie County entering an "orange zone" at the order of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, indoor dining is banned at restaurants effective Friday, although the establishments still could offer takeout and delivery options.
The chain has 23 coffee shops, including franchise locations, throughout metro Buffalo, upstate New York and even one in Connecticut, according to its website.
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